Christian organizations spend eight billion dollar a year on conferences.
Christians make up 33% of the world’s population, but receive 53% of the world’s annual income and spend 98% of it on themselves. (Barrett and Johnson 2001, 656)
Here is more numbers and food for Christian thoughts:
MONEY and MISSIONS:
Annual Income of All Church Members: $30.5 trillion.
Annual income of Evangelical Christians is approximately $6.72 trillion.
Given to any Christian causes: $545 billion (1.8% of our income). That’s also how much we spend in America on Christmas
Given to Missions: $31 billion, (0.1%). That’s only 5.7% of the money given to Christian causes of any kind. That’s also how much we spend in America on dieting programs.
Money that goes toward the Reached world: $26,970,000,000 (that means 87% of the money given to “Missions” goes to areas with “reached” status or access to the gospel already).
Money that goes toward Unreached Peoples: $310 million (that’s only 1% of what is given to “Missions.”). That’s also how much Americans in 2011 spent on Halloween costumes (for their pets).
The $310 million (going toward Unreached People Group’s) is only .001% of the $30.5 trillion Income of Christians. (for every $100,000 that Christians make, they give $1 to the unreached.)
THINK ABOUT IT:
Evangelical Christians could provide all of the funds needed to plant a church in each of the 6,900 unreached people groups with only 0.03% of their income.
The Church has roughly 3,000 times the financial resources and 9,000 times the manpower needed to finish the Great Commission.
If every evangelical gave 10% of their income to missions we could easily support 2 million new missionaries. (From thetravelingteam.org)
Unreached People Groups:
Total People Groups: 16,750
Total Unreached People Groups: 6,921
Total Population of UPGs: 2.84 billion people
Total Percentage of world: UPG’s make up 40.6% of world population
All People Groups 16,750 6.83 billion
Unreached People Groups 6,921 2.84 billion
% Unreached Peoples 41.3% 41.5 %
10/40 Window Total 8,717 4.50 billion
10/40 Window Unreached 5,874 2.76 billion
10/40 Window % Unreached 67.4% 61.2 %
“Unreached – Least-Reached” is defined as less than 2% evangelical individuals and less than 5% Christian adherents in the people group.
About 3,500 of these Unreached / Least-Reached groups are small, under 10,000 in population, so the task is not as large as it first appears.
Countries with the most Least-Reached People Groups:
India – 2,301
Pakistan – 448
China – 427
Bangladesh – 328
Nepal – 317
(Greater than 2% evangelical Christian but still great numbers of unsaved)
Total Population: 915,000,000
Total People Groups: 3,306
Total Percentage of world: the unevangelized make up 13.1% of world population
(Majority Christian population)
Total Population: 3.1 billion
Total People Groups: 6,532
Total Percentage of world: the reached population makes up 44.3% of world population
The Great Commission
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations” Matt 28:19
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” Matthew 24:14
“He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Luke 10:2
“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” Mark 16:15